“Alexander Designs” Drop-Slide Cribs at JCPenny Recalled

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Alexander Designs Ltd. brand drop-side cribs, sold exclusively to JCPenny, have been recalled due to entrapment suffocation and fall hazards.

The drop-side rail hardware on the cribs can break or fail, which allows the drop side to detach from the crib, creating a dangerous gap between the drop-side rail and the crib mattress in which babies can get trapped. This poses risks of suffocation and strangulation. Also, children can fall out of the crib when the drop-side rail falls unexpectedly or detaches from the crib. Drop-side rail failures also can happen due to incorrect assembly or with age-related wear and tear.

CPSC has received two reports of incidents involving malfunctions in the drop-side cribs, but no injuries were reported.

Consumers should immediately stop using the cribs and order a free repair kit that will immobilize the drop-side rail.

For additional information, contact Jardine at (800) 295-1980 anytime or visit the firm’s website.

Here are the model numbers affected by the recall:

Model Name JCPenney Item Number(s) Color
Alexander 3-in-1 Crib 343-8359 honey pine
343-8359 white
Alexander Classic Crib 343-8180 cherry
343-8180 honey pine
343-8180 white
Alexander Sleigh Crib 343-8802 cherry
343-8802 white

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